CSP EOR developer cuts costs on 1 GW Oman Concentrated Solar Power project

GlassPoint Solar and partner Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) have used new designs and manufacturing methods to cut the cost of their 1 GW Miraah CSP enhanced oil recovery (EOR) plant by 55% compared with an earlier project, according to media reports. Glasspoint installed a 7 MWth solar-EOR plant at PDO’s [...]

Abengoa returns to positive EBITDA

Abengoa returned to positive operating profit (EBITDA) in the first half of 2017 after completing its financial restructuring in March and restarting business operations, the company said September 29. EBITDA measured 16 million euros ($18.9 million) and would have been 117 million euros if adjusted for one-off costs. Profitability rose [...]

2017-10-16T19:12:47+00:00 16-10-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , |

World Bank on concentrated solar power jobs boom

With nearly 10 million people working in renewables worldwide, Morocco - and soon Dubai - add thousands of jobs thanks to solar power that can be used at night. Concentrated solar power (CSP) has the ability to store energy to use when the sun isn’t shining. Morocco leads the [...]

2017-10-16T12:08:24+00:00 16-10-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

New Chance for U.S. Concentrated Solar Power?

California has put its utilities on notice: When you’re putting together your next integrated resource plans, you’d better have non-gas generating options for meeting peak demand. That’s what Governor Jerry Brown mandated to utilities when he signed Senate Bill (SB) 338 into law yesterday. SB 338 requires the California Public [...]

2017-10-16T12:01:50+00:00 16-10-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Pumping liquid metal at 1,400°C opens the door for better concentrated solar power thermal systems

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Stanford, and Purdue University have built a ceramic mechanical pump that can move liquid metal as hot as 1,673K (that is, about 1,400 degrees Celsius). Usually, the temperature of liquid metals that you can pump tends to cap out at 1,300K (1,027 [...]

2017-10-14T18:42:06+00:00 13-10-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: |

Australia’s concentrated solar power juggernaut is coming

It is perhaps not surprising that the fossil fuel industry has hit the panic button and is pushing hard for the Turnbull/Abbott Coalition government to dump the proposed clean energy target and replace it with something that might be called a coal energy target. They can see what’s coming [...]

Queensland tender draws energy storage for concentrated solar power (CSP)

Queensland’s tender for 400MW of large-scale renewables and 100MW of energy storage has received 115 proposals from 79 different entities spanning a wide range of technologies, according to the state's energy minister Mark Bailey. Proposals included 2.2GW of wind, 6.4GW of solar and around 500MW of other renewable energy [...]

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Market – Growth Trends and Forecasts (2017-2022)

The Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of XX percentage to reach USD XX Billion by 2022, from USD XX Billion in 2016. With innovative R&D activities and active promotion worldwide, CSP technology will see a period of fast growth in the following years. Solar power generation [...]

KaXu Solar One I Concentrated Solar Power in South Africa

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, is one of the largest development finance institutions supporting the private sector in emerging markets. IFC was responsible for facilitating the structuring of the financing package for the KaXu Solar One project located in South [...]

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Contender ESolar Goes AWOL

The concentrated solar power player eSolar, one of just three remaining companies in the U.S. specializing in tower designs, appears to have ceased operating. GTM emails this month to key eSolar leadership team members, including chairman and founder Bill Gross, executive vice president of projects Dale Rogers and vice president [...]

2017-10-12T15:10:25+00:00 12-10-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

China pilot Concentrated Solar Power project–Hami 50MW Tower CSP plant

Listed on China 1st batch of 20 pilot CSP projects, CPECC Hami 50MW molten salt tower CSP plant has been started construction earlier this September, and expected to be completed by the first half of 2019. The project is developed by state-owned company China Power Engineering Consulting Group Corporation (CPECC) [...]

2017-10-12T15:02:50+00:00 12-10-2017|Categories: BREAKING NEWS, NEWS, Sin categoría, Top News|Tags: , , , |

Australia Concentrated Solar Power contract uses daytime load to access peak prices

SolarReserve's innovative offtake agreement for its 150 MW Aurora CSP plant combines favorable government demand shapes with peak power price exposure and renewable certificate income, Tom Georgis, Senior Vice President of Development at SolarReserve, told New Energy Update. n August, the Government of South Australia awarded U.S. developer SolarReserve [...]

Device could help store energy from concentrated solar power (CSP)

A ceramic-based mechanical pump able to operate at record temperatures of more than 1,400 degrees Celsius (1,673 Kelvin) can transfer high temperature liquids such as molten tin, enabling a new generation of energy conversion and storage systems. The new pump could facilitate high efficiency, low-cost thermal storage, providing a new [...]